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Jackson Family Goes Italian

8/2/2009 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The parents of Michael Jackson -- Joe and Katherine -- along with his brother Randy, enjoyed a nice dinner at Madeo in West Hollywood last night.

Jackson family -- play video

We asked the usually chatty Joe if he -- like La Toya -- believes in a conspiracy theory regarding Michael's death. He was surprisingly quiet.

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61.

Lee    

awe, come on.....let this family go have a dinner out in peace and not be bugged with questions. We want to know what they think, but it must be terrible to be hounded.

1857 days ago
62.

bvc    

The Jackson men only talk for $$$.

1857 days ago
63.

what    

During the Access Hollywood interview with Joe Jackson that presents him as the world best manager and gieving father, Joe was not wearing his hat. You know he wore that hat throught out the memorial. I now know why Joe always wears his hat. He is balding on the front top of his heard. I laughed when I saw his balding head. You know Joe thinks of himself as mr stud muffin. Willing to give his love to any young thing. He hangs on to Katherine for MONEY. What a vile man brutal Joe is. What a stupid woman Katherine is. She is lucky that Michael loved her or they would all be on the street now.

1857 days ago
64.

Babs    

Based on the statement of Kai Chase, I strongly believe that Dr. Murray fell asleep while he should have been monitoring Michael Jackson. By the time Murray awoke it was too late and then he tried to cover it up by making everyone believe that Michael had a 'slight pulse' when Michael had probably died hours before.

1857 days ago
65.

Jacquie    

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE???? SUPPOSE THESE WERE YOUR 80 YEAR OLD GRANDPARENTS??? LEAVE THEM ALONE!!! SHUT THE H**L UP!!! STOP SHOWING YOUR IGNORANCE! DID THEY COMMIT A CRIME??? NOOOOO TALK ABOUT MADOFF IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO TALK ABOUT! Let them have their peace. Did your parents make you and your brothers and sisters FAMOUS. They accomplished 10 times more than your parents. Talk about them!!! Talk about your parents and how much they've helped you accomplish. Bet it doesn't measure up to the Jacksons. SO SHUT UP!!!

1857 days ago
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TEAMBRANCA    

56. chipmunk1227

You know I read in Wikipedia that Randy had a horrible car accident and had severe head injuries, basically may have had to learn to walk again. That's sad and maybe why mom and dad have such a soft spot for him.

I def think Joe and Katherine loved their kids...its just money and power struggles (Joe) can complicate things greatly.


I have no problem with their going out to dinner but for people who just finished cleaning up a 24 million dollar bankruptcy you would think they might have adjusted their expensive tastes a little. The parents stiffed a lot of people with that bankruptcy...car dealers etc. So its interesting that after settling that there was money (of from janet and MJ) to get them new Mercedes...etc.

did they say no let me get a nice toyota and put the rest away for a rainy day or to eventually restitute on or two of their creditors. I understand they are morning but as a relatively succesful person...some of their actions speak suggest irresponsibility and appear a little self centered.


1857 days ago
67.

questionmarc    

By What..... Thanks, I've been saying this fine, upstanding family(NOT) was nothing but an illusion. These MJ nuts are standing behind them like they've been the Brady Bunch. When MJ did his will it was obvious he wanted them to have nothing to do with the fund distribution of his estate. I wonder why? Can't these lovely people who profess to love MJ see that? These are the people who should be respecting MJ's reason for keeping them away from his money. All you MJ lovers are being duped by this greedy, money loving family that will use any and everything to get to his estate.

1857 days ago
68.

WillOTheWisp    

LET SEE HE DID DO DRUGS AND HE WAS A ADDICT = JUNKIE TO ME AND LETS SEE HE PAID OFF A KID MILLIONS FOR MOLESTING HIM = CHILD MOLESTER TO ME AND BEFORE I FORGET I'M NOT INTO LITTLE BOYS AZZWIPE LIKE MJ WAS AND AS FOR THE KIDS AT LEAST THE TWO BOYS DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT DADDY TOUCHING THEM ANYMORE DUMB AZZ FOOL

Posted at 1:19PM on Aug 2nd 2009 by Grasshopper


Hey Chester the Molester! They don’t have to worry about their daddy molesting them, they’ll have to worry about you coming after them. You douche bag nozzle! I think I saw you on Dateline NBC. Weren’t you the one trying to pick up that little 11 year boy? Yeah, the authority needs to check your back ground!

1857 days ago
69.

TEAMBRANCA    

66. babs

I agree....when the paramedics arrived the room was stifling hot. As people have alluded to I think Murray turned up the heat to help keep the body warm to try to make it seem like he died later.

Anyway, the kids other staff will be able to state whether it was michael's habit to sleep in a stifling hot room
i find it hard to believe that someone recently hot and sweaty and showered after a long rehearsal would want the room that hot.

1857 days ago
70.

the truth hurts huh    

60. 47. ....There was no one for Michael to trust, except for his mother. .....

Posted at 12:38PM on Aug 2nd 2009 by me
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Unfortunately, as a child, he couldn't trust her to protect him from an abusive father.
Posted at 1:00PM on Aug 2nd 2009 by real maternal instincts


What the hell are you talking about? Michael didn’t leave home until he was damn near thirty? Who do you think, besides God, saw to it that Michael made it to fifty years of age? His mother had his back as much as she could. Michael and his brothers would have been dead had it not been for Katherine. She is not the little wimp you people think she is! Furthermore, he did trust her, even enough to care for his kids. HELLOOOOO!

Posted at 1:19PM on Aug 2nd 2009 by me
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Because a mother stood by and allowed her child/children to beaten - but not killed - makes her a strong woman?

You're a fu@#ing idiot - and should never have children, if you haven't already - god forbid.

NO ABUSE IS OK - and a mother is NOT LOOKING OUT FOR HER KIDS if she allows it to continue. She is acting out of fear FOR HERSELF!!!

1857 days ago
71.

paduss    

Hell no they cant talk about that! no disrespect, but the reason they cant is because they know mj aint damn dead! they know it, they do. i love you mj and come back to your fans some kind of way, we understand that you had to fake your death in order to keep from being killed or your kids being killed and we love you.

1857 days ago
72.

jerseygirl0812    

Mrs. Jackson should be off limits to you guys. The woman is grieving for the loss of her son. What part of that don't you understand?? I know you want a story but how about a little human compassion? Would you want this done to YOUR mother? I find it replusive. Leave her alone.

1857 days ago
73.

tellitlikeitis    

16 ..by Hmmmm........No, between the 2 of them the tab (including Randys of course) would have wiped out their SS check since neither one of them have had to hit a lick in the past 50 years. (So what if this ugly nasty catfish looking Devil Joe Jackson worked 2 jobs to support his family...that was 50 years ago, and for how long? Give me a break, dont sing me no praises about JJ, alot of men work 50 years to support their family....not the other way around). Ole Joe and Kate didn't have to they had kids paying their bills for them, still do. I wonder when the last time was that they ate at Mateo? Guess nothing can compare to losing a son to fatten the lining of your wallet. And your big ugly bloated bellys. Gluttonuos freeloaders! Greedy devious Devils, the 3 of them.
Don't seem to like TMZ too much. Wonder why? Could it be because they don't have TMZ in their pocket like some UK tabloids? Or pulling the wool over the eyes of Larry King, Geraldo, etc.
Don't be fooled, these 3 have been working HARD (with the help of Londell and Hoeffler singing their praises) the past 2 weeks at damage control. Since there was no image of a grieving family portrayed for the first 3 weeks after MJs death. Until out of their ignorance they finally realized....Hello? the public is watching us.
And yes we watched, AND we saw.
Don't be deceived, as to the means by which these evil people will now attempt to "live large".

1857 days ago
74.

The Nose    

The plea last week by Katherine Jackson for money from Michael’s estate has raised a lot of new questions.

Over the years, Katherine—who says she’s totally dependent on Michael’s money other than Social Security payments—had made do very nicely.

In fact, I’m told an open accounting of her finances will show that she’s also been dependent on daughter Janet to maintain her Hayvenhurst household. A couple of years ago, Janet literally saved her mother and the various occupants of Hayvenhurst from foreclosure by getting her mortgage payments up to date. Michael’s cash had run out, he was out of the country, and a group that had bought the mortgage wanted their money.

Katherine could not sing to Janet, “What have you done for me lately?”

Either way, Michael’s executors are sure to set up an allowance for Katherine’s household as it pertains to herself and Michael’s children as early as this coming week. It’s not like they’re going hungry.

More likely, sources say, the big push to get cash out of the estate is probably coming from Joseph Jackson. Jackson Senior has grieved like few other fathers, cavorting all over the U.S., taking publicity bows from Indiana to New Jersey, and more or less living it up in the aftermath of Michael’s death. Almost no one in the history of mourning has signed as many autographs or taken as many fan photos as Joseph Jackson.

The real trick for Michael’s executors, frankly, will be keeping whatever money they do allot for Katherine and the kids out of Jackson Senior’s hands.

1857 days ago
75.

barry Gordy is genius    

They are a nice family and it is disrespectful of the photog (hopefully, he wasn't from TMZ) to harrass Ms. Katharine. Respect her privacy. Let her mourn her child. Where's the dignity in journalism?

Show some respect. More than just the GREATEST ENTERTAINER OF ALL TIME, MICHAEL JACKSON was her son. A little tact goes a long way. LEAVE THEM ALONE.

1857 days ago
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